Showing posts with label Stampinback. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampinback. Show all posts

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Distressing is not something that I do very often. Possibly because I spend most of my life distresses or is that stressed in some way or another, but never one to flinch from a challenge as you may well know by now, I have made a distressed card for the Do you stack up challenge 2 Distress It. I loved it! You never know if you might like a thing until after you've tried it.

For the uninitiated the daisy that I used is just one small stamp which you can get here for just £2.50. A bargain.
To achieve this effect you will need to colour up and stamp the card several times using two shades of blue from the Kuretake range of pens which can be found here. Don't forget that is you vary the colours you will get a different effect.
The flowers that I used at the top of the page are from the range of £1.50 blooms and they were a little to large so I cut them down. Perfect. They can be bought here.
The sentiment is from I Brake for Stamps and can be bought here.
Be warned as I've only got one sheet of these wonderful sentiment left so get in quick if you want one.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Fashion Ladies Rock

Just look at this image on the card below. I bet that she was the 30's version of some of those women in Sex in the City. She jus looks demure. She is lovely though and she will make a fab birthday card for both young and old alike.

I used warm colours this time as I have been making a concerted move away from pink. I know, I know ... not too successful, but this time I've succeeded.
If you love this image and want to get her than you can find her here.

I have entered this card in the Sketch Saturday Week 137 Challenge
Fab n' Funky challenge 55 Let's get warm and toasty
Cute Card Thursday Monochrome

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Fancy Folds

I'll start off by admiting that this fancy fold card is not the easiest card on the planet to make. but it is one of the most satisfying. I'm on a mission, as many of you may well know, to make as many new samples as possible for the Craft 4 Crafters show in Exeter at the end of the month and the flowers are on the list so that is why I've chosen is beautiful iris stamp to showcase on this card.

The card is entered in the Allsorts Challenge Fancy Folds which is primarily why I made this card.
The flowers can be bought here.
The stamp which is from, Stampinback, here.
The butterfly here.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Something New

Something New is challenge 50 on Paper Sundaes. This is a wonderful as it makes you use the things that you bought but haven't yet used so my 'Something New' is going to be the Butterfly Fairy from Stampinback and available to buy here.
Tha wonderful flowers and leaves are here.

Mind you, while I'm at it I might as well admit that the paper and the layout.are also new as well.
This card is entered in the
Paper Sundaes challenge 50 - Something New

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Poppy Card for the New Year

Well, Christmas may be over but the year goes on and I thought that I would keep the Christmas colours going for a while with this green, red and cream card. The poppy is always a popular flower and it lends itself so well to this colour theme too.

The stamp is from Stampinback and available here.
The ribbon is available here.
The sentiment is from I Brake for Stamps and is available here.

I've entered this in the Craft Your Passion Challenge 38.

Crafty Ann's Challenge blog anything goes.

City Crafter challenge blog. Stamp it out.

Little Red wagon, Leftovers

Happy crafting

Monday, 20 December 2010

My what an elegant card

The title of this is, 'My what an elegant card'. I gave it that title as that's what my husband said when he saw it. That is really a compliment as he never really says anything in particular. I feel very flattered and I have Mojo Monday, sketch 170 to thank for inspiring me to do this one. I just loved the take that Julee Tilman did so this is why you see this in front of you.

To make this card you will need:
Large ivory curly roses., which can be bought here.
Tan brown rose leaves from here.
Stampinback floral silhouette available here.

Hope that you like it as much as hubby!


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Fennel Seed Head Card

The challenge on Our Creative Corner this week is for something old that's new. Well, like almost everyone else I've got lots of things in my stash that are old and neglected. In my case it's a brayer. I bought one some time ago and I've not been able to master it at all. So this card is for you to see how you can use those bits of card that you practise on and think aren't good enough.

I am often asked for cards for men and it is always difficult to come up with anything for them. So much of the stuff in the shops is covered with beer mugs that I decided to go for something refreshing and natural. Flowers are out for most men but seeds and weeds seem to be fine. This is what you get in this card.

What you will need:

Fennel Seed Head from Stampinback
Pieces of waste card from when you've been learning to use a brayer
or some nice paper
Stazon in Stone Grey
Sentiment stamp from I Brake for Stamps
Light duck egg blue ribbon from Craft Fairy
Toning background paper for the base of the card

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Favourite colour combo

This challenge from Everybody Art challenge 72 is no hardship as I'm only too delighted to make a card in my favourite colours. Who isn't? So off we go with....

A pink card!!!

To make this card I used my stash papers but the cute little stamp is one of my favourites too. It's a silhouette stamp but as you can see, I've used colours on it to give it definition. Pinks natch.

This is the stamp in the raw and it can be bought by clicking on the image.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Anything Goes

'Anything Goes', That's the challenge on Creative Card Crew this week and it's really opportune as I've grandaughter number 2. She is small and cuddly and just love small animals and soft toys. So this is for her and it fits the theme too.

The card is made using:

Mouse with sign stamp

Pink Florella ribbon

Basic Grey paper that I had in my stash

the border is punched with a Fiskars border punch and the

circle is cut with a nestabilities die.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Poinsettia Card for Christmas

When else you might ask, but all will be revealed later on in the year when I show you how to use a poinsettia stamp that is not for Christmas. Today, however, I've decided to use this lovely stamp in the Red and Green challenge

I know that I've made red and green cards already but this one is really traditional so here are some details as well as the card.

All items linked below are available from Craft Fairy.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

My Time to Craft Challenge 'Under My Umbrella'

The latest challenge at My Time to Craft is, 'Under My Umbrella', So I have the perfect stamps to use for this and it's one that I've been itching to use.

The image is created with the mouse and Umbrella stamp from Stampinback and you can get one just like it by clicking here.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

The tulips are back

Many of you have seen this tulip stamp before and it's one

of my favourites as it's so versitile. I've chosen to pair it with some of the craft fairy blooms and a button with some ribbon.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Vintage Lady with Flower Dress

Something completely different!
Is the challenge site for this card. The theme this week is for vintage so without further ado I reached for another of my new vintage lady stamps and I was away. I've kept the colours muted too so that they add to the vintage feel.

Products used:
Fashion lady 7
Mixed natural buttons
Ivory and scarlet double faced satin ribbon.
Large Ivory Tea roses.
Border punch from Fiskars.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Vintage Lady with Striped Dress

Yet again, I'm drooling over new stamps and as the lovely producers have sent me samples I just had to get on with a card sraight away. I got the layout from Our Creative Corner and I was off. It is so similar to the layout on ICSketchers that I entered it for that too.

To make this card, you will need to use:
Vintage Lady 5, Unmouted rubber stamp from Stampinback
Sheer wine ribbon in 16mm width.
Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake to colour th eimage.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #38

The theme on Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #38 is PRETTY PACKAGING. Well, I couldn't resist as I had a great idea that was all ready to go.

I just love this little bag that I made recently using the new fennel seed stamp from Stampinback . The stamp is coloured directly with the Art and Graphic pens from Zig, Kuretake in colours 308 and 58.

The two ribbons are blue saddle stitch in 9mm and 3mm.

Monday, 22 June 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge

I loved this Pink Elephant challenge so much that I managed to finish it half an hour. This is a record for me as sometimes it can take me up to half a day to get things right.

To make this card you will need:

Papers and card that I had in my stash.
What to Do:

Cut a baase card 14cm x 14cm.
Layer it up with a mount of about 13.5cm x 13.5 cm
cut four squares that will end up slightly smaller than the mount square. Stick to the mount.
Colour the stamp with the selection of colours given above. You can use my example of do anything thta you want yourself. Stamp an oval shape that you've cut out. You can use a square one if you don't have an oval one.
Use 3d foam pads to stick to the card.
Stamp the word 'Nature' on to the card and embellish with a green flower.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 18 June 2009

New Stamps from Stampinback

We've just had some new stamps from Stampinback and I had to use them as I think that they are really lovely and the designs are right up to the minute.

I didn't just want to have them as a black silhouettes though and I went for fawn and greens.

The images are 'Fennel Silhouette' from Stampinback.

Tall Flower, silhouette also from Stampinback.

The pens that I used to colour the images are Zig Art and Graphic pens 49, 56, 57.

The ribbon is willow green chiffon in 16mm width.

The sentiment is 'approach dreams'

The flowers are from the romance selection of Eco friendly flowers.

The paper I had in my stash but any soft green should do.

To Make this card:

All you need to do is ink up the stamps with your chosen colours and stamp up the images.

Cover the bottom of the card with some green paper and cover the join with sheer green ribbon.

Ink up the sentiment and stamp out. Mount onto another piece of green paper and stick to the card.

Add a couple of smallish flowers from the pack and you have a card.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 15 June 2009

The Next Level, Sketch 1

This is my first submission to the Next Level challenge. It took me ages to get it right but I'm really happy with the result.

From Craft Fairy I used the
flowers from the pink pack of flowers.
Silver ribbon
I hope